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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Road & Bridge

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    "Our county has Wienermobiles haulin' buns up and down our roads, and we think they're overweight. The kids love 'em, and I don't relish putting a stop to the fun, but they're tearing up our roads. Does the county have the authority to enforce weight limits?"

    Does a county have the authority to enforce weight limits on county roads?

    Yes. A commissioners court may authorize a county traffic officer to enforce weight limits. Transp. Code §251.153(b). A sheriff and deputy sheriffs may enforce weight limits. Transp. Code §621.401(3). A constable and deputy constables in certain counties described in Transp. Code §621.4015 may enforce weight limits. See Common Road and Bridge Questions for more.